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Clean Eating is a concept that has been around for a long time, but has recently regained momentum as a hot topic in health circles.
In essence, clean eating is a lifestyle that emphasizes whole, healthy, unprocessed foods to maximize your health Clean eating is NOT, however, a diet or a detox, which can be harmful to already healthy breastfeeding moms or moms-to-be.
The hormonal and physical changes that your skin goes through during pregnancy can lead to a radiant glow one day and acne, discoloration, and stretch marks the next. While both the positives and negatives are considered normal side effects of pregnancy, there are certain nutrients that are famous for their role in skin health and may help keep your skin looking and feeling healthy throughout pregnancy and beyond.
I call it, "Coconut Lavender Scrub," my pregnant sister-in-law calls it...,"Project: No Stretch Marks."
The only thing I can really say is TRY IT! The moment you step out of the shower and towel dry your skin you will feel like a new person.
Because you deserve it!
As Janet once said, “Gimme a beet!” Ok, so maybe her iconic 80’s hit wasn't referring to the root vegetable, but intentionally or not, I think she was on to something.
Love ‘em or hate ‘em, you can’t deny beets' long standing history and their incredible nutritional value, which is why we love them for pregnant and nursing moms (or anyone for that matter).
Ok, ladies…I’m just going to say it ~ constipation is the pits! And unfortunately it is a common side effect of pregnancy.
Believe it or not, there is a reason for pregnancy constipation. The hormone progesterone causes the muscles in the large bowel to relax (i.e. they slow down) which allows the food to stick around longer and thus more nutrient absorption to occur.
Dining in the sun may feel great, but it can mean bad news for your food. As food bacteria grows best between 40 – 140 degrees, it seems that bacteria enjoy 75 degree weather just as much as we do. Who knew?
Pregnant women and small children who have suppressed immune systems are even more susceptible to the bacteria found in food.
We all know the saying….”Beans. Beans. Good for your heart. The more you eat them the more you…..”
It's true. Legumes contain a special sugar our body is unable to break down which leads to gas. But with so many healthy benefits (folate, potassium, magnesium, fiber & protein to name a few), not to mention being a go-to source of protein for vegetarians, they are hard to resist.